Assistant Librarian

  • Job Reference: 00001530-1
  • Date Posted: 27 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Peterhouse
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  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £25,816 to £29,653
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Assistant Librarian 

Peterhouse is the oldest College in Cambridge (founded in 1284) and is among the smallest (currently 291 undergraduates; 176 postgraduates; 43 Fellows).

The College is seeking to appoint an Assistant Librarian for the Ward Library, the College’s working library. The Assistant Librarian provides professional support and assistance to the Librarian, deputising for them when required, and contributes to the day-to-day running of the Library. Reliability and the ability to work accurately are essential for this post, as are excellent communication and customer service skills.

The duties of the post include working at the enquiry desk, cataloguing, book processing, collection development and managing journal subscriptions. In addition, the post holder will be expected to undertake some work in the Perne Library, Peterhouse’s rare book library. The successful candidate will be a degree-educated, qualified librarian with experience working in academic libraries. They will have excellent IT skills and will be proficient in cataloguing.

The salary for the post will be in the region of £25,816 to £29,653 per annum depending on experience. The hours of the post are 36.25 hours per week, taken 8:45 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 31st May 2022. The interviews are likely to be on or around 9th June 2022.


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